Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First White-Line Woodblock Prints

whiteline print, Pond, print 1 whiteline print, Pond, print 2
6"x11", cut into Shina Plywood, printed on Kizuki Hanga (left), Nishinouchi (right), with watercolors.
4.5"x7" the Patron Saint of Shrews
LEFT: Print #1, on Kizuki Hanga (sold) RIGHT: Print #2, on Gampi (showing at WomanMadeGallery, July 9-August 26, 2010)

Electric Company, print #1....Printed on Kizuki Hanga paper.
SOUP is about the same size as the Patron SaintPrint #1.
MeMe...2.25"x7" image on Gampi 7.5"x8.5" ..... Bird Dog...print#1

Small Dog of Power Begins Kelen WoodPrints

It's time to give my woodprints their own blog.
The Small Dog of Power will be excellent to have as my first post,
guarding the bottom end here.

That's him...
my contribution in the BarenForum Chinese Year of the Dog print exchange.
My first major Moku Hanga effort.
Thinking I would need to print hundreds to get the 60 some required, I felt this mild tempered/mannered fellow and I could get on well enough for the duration without arguments or boredom.
I DID discover an entire volume of Murphy's Laws which specifically addresses Japanese printmaking,
the laws of which I managed to follow and then successfully break,
every one of them, with the help of this fine beast....
which is, actually, part of his job AS animal of the year.